A new poll was released today by Quinnipac University. The poll showed that voters are split on whether Caroline Kennedy is qualified to be the next U.S. Senator to fill Senator Hillary Clinton’s Senate seat should she be confirmed to be the next Secretary of State.
According to the poll “New York State voters split 40 – 41 percent on whether Caroline Kennedy is qualified to be a U.S. Senator, but they expect by a 48 – 25 percent margin that Gov. David Paterson will name her to the Senate seat being vacated by Hillary Clinton, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Offered a choice, 33 percent of voters say Gov. Paterson should name Ms. Kennedy, while 29 percent say Attorney General Andrew Cuomo should get the nod. Another 4 percent pick Albany-area U.S. Rep. Kirsten Gillibrand, while 24 percent want someone else and 10 percent are undecided, the independent Quinnipiac University poll finds. Kennedy leads Cuomo 42 – 27 percent among New York City voters and ties Cuomo 30 – 30 percent among suburban voters, while Cuomo leads 31 – 27 percent among upstate voters. Men back Kennedy over Cuomo 32 – 27 percent while women back her 33 – 31 percent. Republicans prefer Cuomo 33 – 20 percent while Democrats back Kennedy 41 – 27 percent and independent voters back Cuomo 33 – 30 percent”.
So the big question of the day is what do the Young Democrats of New York State think about Caroline Kennedy’s qualifications. We want to hear from you! Feel free to post your comments on who you think Governor Paterson should pick to be our next Senator. If you have some free time please visit our new web page at nysyd.org and vote for who you think should be the next senator.